IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.
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Clayton co. Chapters
Royal Arch Masons
1878-1925



1878-1890 Chapter #27 Clayton - McGregor, Clayton Co.
Charter granted 6/10/1861. No. of members yr. ending Sept. 1882: 65
No. of members yr. ending Oct. 1890: 51

MEMBER NAME NOTES (refer to key at bottom)
Ainsworth, L.L. Di-79
Alsip, S. Dr-78
Austin, W.C. GMTV 1882/m-90
Barron, E.R. m-82,90
Bass, G.H. m-82
Bass, G.L. m-82
Bassett, James E. m-82
Baugh, Downing GCh,HP*,GC-78/GCh,HP*-79/m-82 (letter)
Benson, August GMSV-82
Benton, E.E. S-90
Benton, W.A. m-82
Boardman, George m-82
Bowen, H.T. GMSV-90
Boyce, J.H. m-82
Brenner, Ed. C. Ex-90
Brown, Theodore RAC-82
Bruner, G.W. GMTV-90
Buel, H.A. m-90
Church, F. m-82
Clark, H.H. HP-78/CH-82,90
Cook, W.F. m-82
Crook, George m-82,90
Curley, Bowen K-82/m-90
Dailey, H.C. m-82
Dean, C.A. m-82,90
Deiley, H.C. m-90
De Lorimer, C.C. m-82
Dolan, P.F. m-82
Duffin, W.L. m-90
Edger, Thomas m-82,90
Fette, Christ. S-80,82/m-90
Forsythe, R.J. m-90
Fox, Charles Ex-78/GMFV-82/m-90
Fox, Henry m-82
Freeman, George B. m-82,90
Gerrick, Joseph Ex-90
Goodrich, C.P. m-82,90
Gorham, A. m-82
Gray, William m-82
Green, Arthur Ex-90
Green, Edwin Ex-90
Greer, L.H. m-90
Grout, D.E. m-90
Hall, A.K. D-80
Hancock, Wm. P. Di-90
Hancock, Wm. T. m-82
Havens, I. Dr-78
Hersey, L.W. Dr-78
Hickey, Wm. m-82,90
Hinckley, F.D. Dr-78
Hirshfield, L. GMFV-90
Hoisengton, J.M. m-82
Hopkins, E. Se-82
Hopkins, T. m-82
Howard, E.E. Ex-90
Hubbard, R. m-82,90
Jones, Samuel Ex-78/-82
Jones, T.O. m-82
Keene, George PS-82/m-90
Keene, W.L. m-90
Kennaird, W.R. m-82
Kennedy, M.F. RAC-90
Kennedy, M.T. m-82
Kinnaird, W.R. m-90
Klein, M. m-82
Kurz, Henry D-79 (no death date given)
Liscomb, C.A. m-82
Luther, G.R. HP-79,82/GCh,*HP,K-90
Luther, Jacob D-80 (death date: 5/24/1880)
Mason, Jay R. m-90
McCollum, D. m-82
McConnell, W.H. Dr-78
McDonald, W.A. Sc-82
Miller, C.L. Dr-78
Moncreif, Wm. N. m-82
Morrill, I.N. Di-79
Nelson, Ole m-82
Opitz, C.A. D-78
Patrick, J.P. m-82
Pearsall, Amos HP-80/m-82,90 (Persoll)
Persall, A.B. m-82
Peterson, S.J. m-82,90
Pike, G.W. m-82
Plogg, W.A. m-82
Plumb, E.B. m-82,90
Scott, G.S.E. m-82,90
Scott, John m-90
Sherwood, George H. m-82/HP-90
Spangler, George m-82
Spaulding, C.F. S-78,82/PS-90
Stauer, P. m-82,90
Stoneman, John T. m-82
Strouse, H. Sc-90
Sturdevant, A.J. Ex-90
Sweep, C.E. m-82
Sweet, H.T. Dr-78
Teabout, Frank m-82
Tortt, W.B. m-90
Updegraff, Thomas m-82,90
Von Stadden, John m-82/T-90
Watkins, James reinstated-90
Watzke, Otto m-90
Williams, Thomas Di-79
Williver, N.W. Ex-78/S-79
Wilson, Fred m-82

-Sources:
1. Transactions of the Grand Chapter of the State of Iowa, for the Years 1878 to 1882, Inclusive,
Vol. IV, Original Edition; Muscatine, Iowa - published by order of the Grand Chapter, 1883.
2. Transactions of the Grand Chapter of the State of Iowa, at its Thirty-Seventh Grand Annual Convocation, Convened at Cedar Rapids, Thursday October 9th, A.D. 1890, Original Edition; Des Moines - published by order of the Grand Chapter, 1890.
- Compiled by Sharyl Ferrall 2003

1878-1890
Chapter #41 Harmony - Elkader, Clayton Co.

Charter granted 10/16/1868. No. of members yr. ending Sept. 1882: 20
No. of members yr. ending Oct. 1890: 16

MEMBER NAME NOTES (refer to key at bottom)
Allen, Seth H. Su-78,79
Barnard, H.H. RSMD,GCh,HP-79/HP-80,82/HP,GCh-81/ GCh,K,Sc-90
Bingham, A.C. m-90
Carter, F.H. RSMD-79/PS-82
Chase, D.W. RSMD-79/Di-80
Cook, G.W. Di-79
Cook, Marvin S-78,80,82/S,RSMD-79
Corlett, J.E. K-90
Davis, V.F. RSMD-79/Sc-82
Davis, W.H. Ex,RSMD-80/m-82
Dennert, F.W. RSMD-79/Se-82
Ehrlich, H.C. HP-90
Fleming, T.E. Ex-82
Ford, A. Su-78
Gifford, G.L. m-82
Goldsworthy, Wm. m-82
Griffith, D.G. PS-90
Granger, H.S. Di-78
Hagensick, A.C. Ex-82
Hestwood, James F. Su-78
Hills, E.C. m-82
House, N.J. RSMD-79/Di-80
Hurd, Ezra Ex-80/Di-81
Kramer, Anton RSMD-79/T-82,90
Kregel, W.A. Ex-90
Knapp, Buell Su-78/Su-79/reinstated,Di-90
Lamm, Joseph GMSV-90
Leonard, W.R. Su-78,79
McLean, J.W. Di-81
Merritt, H.S. RSMD-79/Di-82/RAC-90
Meyer, H. Ex-90
Miller, S. Se-90
Mills, D.R. HP,GCh,HP-78/HP,RSMD-79/RAC-82
Morse, Salem Su-80
Oglesbee, H.H. Di-90
Peick, F. m-82
Purdy, K.F. Ex-82
Richardson, Ross CH-90
Sadler, George Di-80
Shannon, J.W. Ex-80/GMTV-82
Snedigar, F. Di-78
Stearns, H.C. RSMD-79/GCh,K-82/GMTV-90
Stemmer, J.C. GMFV-90
Thompson, J.F. RSMD-79/CH-82
Tipton, A.F. Su-78,79
Walser, C.W. S-90
Weck, Edward RSMD,Di-79
Welch, John H. Su-78,79
Westwood, J.F. Su-79
White, J.M. m-82
Whitney, B.S. RSMD-80/m-82
Wilke, H.W. Ex-90
Young, P.C. RSMD-79/GCh-80/Di-81

-Sources:
1. Transactions of the Grand Chapter of the State of Iowa, for the Years 1878 to 1882, Inclusive,
Vol. IV, Original Edition; Muscatine, Iowa - published by order of the Grand Chapter, 1883.
2. Transactions of the Grand Chapter of the State of Iowa, at its Thirty-Seventh Grand Annual Convocation, Convened at Cedar Rapids, Thursday October 9th, A.D. 1890, Original Edition; Des Moines - published by order of the Grand Chapter, 1890.
- Compiled by Sharyl Ferrall 2003


1882
At a meeting of Harmony Chapter, R.A.M., No. 41, of Elkader, on Tuesday evening last, the following officers were elected and appointed for the ensuing term:
M.E.H.P. - H. H. Barnard
E.K. - H. C. Stearns
E.S. - V. F. Davis
Treas. - A. Kramer
Sec. - M. Cook
C.H. - J. F. Thompson
P.S. - D. R. Mills
R.A.C. - B. S. Whitney
G.E. 3rd,V. - K. F. Purdy
G.M. 2nd,V. - George Gifford
G.M. 1st,V. - A. C. Hagensick
Tyler - F. Dennert
~Elkader Register, Fri., 18 Aug. 1882 ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson



1897
At a meeting of Harmony Chapter, R.A.M., No. 41, Tuesday evening the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
E.H.P. - H. H. Barnard
E.K. - A. C. Hagensick
E.S. - D. G. Griffith
Treas. - A. Kramer
Sec. - C. W. Walser
C. of H. - R. Richardson
P.S. - J. H. Hill
R.A.C. - H. Meyer
C. of 3rd V. - H. W. Wilke
C. of 2nd V. - Wm. Becker
C. of 1st V. - _. S. Merritt
Guard - E. W. Stanton
~Elkader Register, Fri., 12 Nov. 1897 ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson



1902
At the regular meeting of Harmony Chapter No. 41, R.A.M. the following officers were elected for the ensuing year.
M.E.H.P. - H. H. Barnard
E.K. - D. G. Griffith
E.S. - J. E. Corlett
Tres. - Anton Kramer
Sec'y - C. W. Walser
C. of H. - Ross Richardson
P.S. - J. H. Hill
R.A.C. - H. L. Griffith
G.M.S.V. - H. W. Wilke
G.M. 2 V. -Jos. Lamm
G.M. 1 V. - Wm. Becker
Guard - E. W. Stanton
~Elkader Register, Thur., Nov. 7, 1901 ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson



1903
At a recent convocation of Harmony Chapter No. 41 R.A.M., the following officers were elected and appointed for the ensuing term:
E.H.P. - D. G. Griffith.
E.K. - Jas. E. Corlett.
E.S. - W. E. Witt.
Treas. - A. Kramer.
Sec. - C. W. Walser.
C. of H. - R. Richardson.
P.S. - J. H. Hill.
R.A.C. - Wm. Becker.
C. of 3d V. - H. W. Wilke.
C. of 2d V. - Jas. Russell.
C. of 1st V. - H. L. Griffith.
Guard - E. W. Stanton
~Elkader Argus, Wed., November 4, 1903 ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson



1906
At a regular convocation of Harmony Chapter No. 41, R.A.M., last Wednesday evening, the following officers were elected and appointed:
E.H.P. - G. H. Fletcher
E.K. - A. J. Carpenter
E.S. - F. L. Wolf
Treas. - Anton Kramer
Sec. C. W. Walser
C. of H. - R. Richardson
P.S. - H. C. Gmelin
R.A.C. - H. L. Griffith
G.M. 3rd V. - H. W. Wilke
G.M. 2nd V. - Wm. Glynn
G.M. 1st V. - D. G. Griffith
Guard - E. W. Stanton
~Elkader Register, Thursday, December 6, 1906 ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson



1907
At a recent meeting of Harmony Chapter No. 41 R.A.M. of Elkader the following officers were elected and appointed:
M.E.H.P. - Geo. H. Fletcher
E.H. - Wm. E. Witt
E.S. A. J. Carpenter
Treas. - A. Kramer
Sec. - C. W. Walser
C. of H. - Robert Rienow
P.S. - H. C. Gmelin
R.A.C. - H. D. Brown
G.M. 3rd V. - D. G. Griffith
G.M. 2nd V. - R. F. Schmidt
G.M. 1st V. - H. C. Pahlas
Tyler - E. W. Stanton
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 21 Nov. 1907 ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson



1909
At a regular convocation of Harmony Chapter, No. 41, R.A.M., Tuesday evening, the following officers were elected and appointed for the ensuing year:
M.E.H.P. - Geo. H. Fletcher
E.K. - A. J. Carpenter
E.S. - J. F. Becker
Treas. - A. Kramer
Sec. - H. L. Griffith
C. of H. - Wm. E. Witt
P.S. - H. C. Gmelin
R.A.C. - H. D. Brown
G.M. 3rd V. - D. G. Griffith
G.M. 2nd V. - R. F. Schmidt
G.M. 1st V. H. C. Pahlas
Tyler - E. W. Stanton
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 03 Dec. 1908 ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson



1912
At a meeting of Harmony Chapter No. 41, Royal Arch Masons, the following officers were elected:
M.E.H.P. - J. F. Becker
K. - A. J. Carpenter
S. - Henry C Gmelin
C.H. - Wm. E. Witt
P.S. - Robt. Rienow
R.A.C. - C. F. Meier
M. 3rd V. - H. D. Brown
M. 2nd V. - R. F. Schmidt
M. 1st V. - H. C. Pahlas
Treas. - Anton Kramer
Sec. - H. L. Griffith
Sent. - E. W. Stanton
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 14 Dec. 1911. Additional Locals columns ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson



1915
Harmony Chapter, No. 41
, at its meeting held Tuesday evening of this week, elected the following officers:
H.P. - A. J. Carpenter
K. - Henry C. Gmelin
S. - J. F. Becker
Sec. - G. H. Wilke
Treasurer - A. Kramer
C. of H. - Wm. E. Witt
P.S. - Wm. Becker
R.A.C. - H. L. Griffith
M. 3rd V. - John Bahr
M. 2nd V. - R. F. Schmidt
M. 1st V. - Henry C. Pahlas
Sentinel - E. W. Stanton
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 24 Dec. 1914. Additional Locals columns ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson



1923
Harmony Chapter, No. 41, R.A.M.
held their election of officers last Tuesday evening at the Masonic Hall. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
H.P. - A. J. Carpenter
King - Wm. E. Witt
Scribe - Max. B. Bishop
Treas. - J. F. Becker
Sec. - Ernest F. Seifert
The installation of the newly elected officers will take place at the next regular meeting in January
~Elkader Register, Thur., 7 Dec. 1922 ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson



1925
The regular meeting of Harmony Chapter, No. 41, R.A.M. was held Tuesday evening at the Masonic Lodge Rooms. All the old officers were re-elected for the ensuing year. The officers are as follows:
H.P. - Max B. Bishop
King - H. L. Meyer
Scribe - S. C. Ainsworth
Secretary - Ernest F. Seifert
Treasurer - J. F. Becker

After the election of officers the Grand Council appointed the following appointive officers:
C. of H. - Wm. E. Witt
R.A.C. - W. J. Warner
Prin. Soj. - H. H. Smith
M. 3rd Veil. - Wm. Becker
M. 2nd Veil. - H. C. Pahlas
M. 1st Veil. - H. M. Wolf
Guard - E. W. Stanton

The next regular meeting of the Chapter will be held the first Tuesday evening of January 1925. A big attendance is expected at that meeting.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 4 Dec. 1924 ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson

 

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Key:
Ad - admitted
D - died
Di - dimitted (left the lodge to join another or became non-affiliated)
Dr - dropped (dismissed)
Ex - exalted (raised to a higher degree)
Exp - expelled
Su - suspended (possibly for non-payment of dues or unmasonic-like conduct)
m - found on membership rolls for indicated year 18--

*Proxy - indicates he attended the Grand Chapter, annual convocation as a proxy (ex. GCh,HP*-78 This man attended the Grand chapter as a proxy High Priest in 1878)
C - Chaplain
CH - Chaplain of the Host or Captain of the Host
GC - Grand Chaplain
GCh - Grand Chapter of the State of Iowa
GMFV - Grand Master First Vail
GMSV - Grand Master Second Vail
GMTV - Grand Master Third Vail
HP - High Priest
K - King
PS - Principle Sojourner
R - Recorder
RAC - Royal Arch Captain
RSMD - received Royal & Select Masters degree in the indicated year
S - Secretary
Sc - Scribe
Se - Sentinel
Ss - Steward & Sentinel
T - Treasurer

Key to years:
78 - 1878 annual report (10/1/1877-9/30/1878)
79 - 1879 annual report (10/1/1878-9/30/1879)
80 - 1880 annual report (10/1/1879-9/30/1880)
81 - 1881 annual report (10/1/1880-9/30/1881)
82 - 1882 annual report (10/1/1881-9/30/1882)
90 - 1890 annual report (10/1/1889-9/30/1890)

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